Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

 Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert says.

 Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.

 NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors.

 U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have identified the nation's first patient with an infection resistant to all existing antibiotics.

 Make That Memorial Day BBQ Tasty -- and Safe

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.

 6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Friday before Memorial Day has been designated "Don't Fry Day" by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, to remind Americans about the importance of sun safety.

 New Labeling Offers More Protection for Meat Lovers

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you head to the grocery store to select your steaks for grilling this Memorial Day weekend, you might notice a new safety label on the package.

 Exploring Zika's Path Through the Placenta

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to shed light on how the Zika virus infects, but doesn't kill, placenta cells.

 Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

 Health Highlights: May 27, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

 Health Tip: Using Aspirin Therapy

(HealthDay News) -- Aspirin therapy may help reduce the risk of heart attack by thinning the blood and preventing clots. But it's not safe for everyone.

 Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home

(HealthDay News) -- To help prevent breathing problems, keep the air inside your home clean.